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Barrel House Tavern
Barrel House focuses on letting the ingredients shine. To this end, Barrel House supports local farmers and organic practices due to their amazing quality as well as being harvested at their peak of ripeness.
Barrel House will feature barrel aged and classic cocktails. Its wine menu highlights California winemakers. Barrel House will have rotating local micro brews on tap as well as wines on tap. Additionally, we will be hand crafting our own sodas with seasonal fruits.
Barrel House features furniture and woodwork that was handcrafted using reclaimed black walnut and curly maple trees. Every seat in the Barrel House has sweeping views of the Bay and an outdoor deck that sits right over the water.
***Please note: Pets are not allowed in the dining room or patio.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
This was my second time there. It was really busy, so things took a bit, but the food was almost as good as the first time! I had the petrale sole. My friend had the short ribs and said they were amazing!
A Sausalito gem! With views looking towards SF, a stunning bar, and delicious food, this place is a must-try if you are in the area. The ambiance was hip and relaxed and the service was great. Thank you!
Welcome back! Love that they provide outdoor & indoor dining by the bay! Food & staff were exceptional! Happy Spring!
If you just have time for lunch in Sausalito, go to the Barrel. The food and drink are excellent, but the view south towards San Francisco is to die for.
The service was a little bit longer. The food was very good.
A regular green salad wood be nice, with tomatoes
Excelente location, great service and great food. Love it
Food was too pricey for portion drinks are beyond overpriced
Always a great to eat hear. Got a little cold inside with all the windows open.
The Barrel House Tavern's service and noise level have improved considerable since the last time we had dinner at the restaurant. The food was delicious.
Went for lunch. Had a bunch of apps. Every one was amazing. Views were outstanding too. Recommend highly.
Ate outside on the patio. Very good views of the bay from most parts of the restaurant. I had the flat iron steak sandwich, which was very tasty. My date’s pasta dish was very good, too. While the waitperson was attentive it took a long time for the food to come and to get and process the check. Would definitely recommend this place, but not if you’re in a hurry.
Service is slow, drink orders right away, but food take over an hour and the check took an hour, even with checking on paying many times. We think it is new staff and cooks standing around not enough staff for reopening. Weekends are the most busiest like COVID never happened. Food was good, burgers and fries, dont get the oysters extremely small for $42 of 6-8 pieces, tuna tacos were okay, the clam chowder was clam soup with clam shells and big size potato pieces...beer was good though. Some good and bad points.
Horrible experience! We are locals and brought my father in law for lunch. We had a reservation and got seated. We waited 25 minutes for our waiter to come by. He passed by continuously but didn’t think to greet us or say, “I’ll be with you in a minute” or anything. We started losing patience and expected at least, “sorry to keep you waiting” but he came and asked, “ready to order?” We were sort of taken aback. Meanwhile, we started looking at other restaurants nearby and I mentioned that we had been thinking of leaving bc we didn’t think we had anyone taking care of us... and then he waved and said, “bye bye then.” Liked the food - totally aware it’s a touristy restaurant but didn’t expect to be treated like that. Restaurants are busy and trying their best but our guy had an attitude and wasn’t nice...so we left. Unfortunate bc we are locals who liked the restaurant.
All very nice. Dissapointed the menu on Opentable was nothing like the menu offered.
Bon choix, personnel très serviable et sympathique
Excellent service excellent food excellent ambience
Fantastic view of San Francisco Bay and the City. Great service and quality food. Great for a quiet and relaxing lunch.
The outdoor seating is not very good. It was too cold and there were lack of view. The food quality was fine.
It was a great experience for looking at the skyline of SF
Have been going to this spot for years and I often send my clients here who are traveling to and from SF. My partner and I were asked to leave our table because apparently there’s a hour and thirty time limit. Granted we had ALREADY told our server we were ready for the bill and both had about a quarter of our drinks left to drink. I find it hard to believe that if we were more affluent looking this situation would have happened. We spent over 100 dollars on food also, so it’s not like we were just drinking. I work in the industry and understand turn over but this was plain rude. They had us sit on a dirty wood bench and wait for our check which took a while to reach us. The whole situation was ridiculous and mishandled. Our server was amazing and kind. I won’t be spending my money here again or recommending this location.
We love this restaurant but unfortunately, the service was poor. Our server was either overworked or having a bad day. There were some strange comments that were made and our drink orders were forgotten. We felt rushed to get out of there at 8pm on a Saturday night because our server told us he had been there since 10am & he needed to close out the check so he could leave. We hadn't even ordered dessert at that point.
The food was great per usual. Hopefully, it was just an off night, or they are working out some details since the Covid shutdown?
Great views of the bay! Friendly, helpful staff! Decent food. Brussel sprouts are a must try! Nice place to stop in and have a cocktail while enjoying the vistas.
Amazing view and food, best cocktails in Sausalito
I requested to sit outside, there was no one waiting for the bar area outside. But the guy sat another party right where we wanted to sit, right in front of us. I made rez a head of time with a note on the rez. He didn’t care or take this into consideration.
One of the best places we've eaten at in a long time. Food was excellent: fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and just the right-sized dishes (we ordered only the small dishes and shared them). Plus the view of San Francisco was stunning. The only complaint we had was the background music was a bit too high for us. Otherwise, a great place to have a laid back dinner on a Saturday night.
We made an online reservation for 8:30 PM. After being seated the server immediately told us in the kitchen is closing at nine we had to order soon. The staff was only interested in leaving as soon as possible and not at all concerned with the service or experience. A restaurant should not take an 8:30 reservation if they don’t intend to commit to a real meal. We definitely understand that the kitchen closes at 9 PM and people like to get all three nights. But I felt like we were not welcome there from the minute we sat down.
The food was hit or miss. Most of it was fairly bland for the price.
Great view, food and service. What more is there? Ask for a seat by the window. They usually accommodate.
We had a beautiful evening all around. Service was great, very welcoming and friendly. The food was tasty and the view was over the top. Loved it all...will be back for sure! Thank you!
It was a beautiful day and we were able to get patio seating for a gorgeous view of the bay. Food and service was 1st class.
Dinner, ambience and service was excellent! Only missing was a really chocolaty dessert. Mouse doesn’t count. Would definitely recommend and visit again.
I would absolutely recommend BHT to a friend with the caveat that the service (like just about every other Sausalito restaurant I have been to is LESS than great and barely tolerable!!). Great views, Great Location, Great Food!!
Was warmly welcomed by the staff at the desk...was a bit disappointed when an outdoor table was not available as I had requested when I booked the reservation....the gentleman that helped me assured me that we were getting a great table...and we did!
Spectacular view! Service was perfect and the food was delicious...we will be back...again....and again!
Amazing food and views. Got the half chicken and it was delicious - same with the cauliflower curried soup. Great options for people who do not eat/like seafood - but still want the on-the-water views!
Great Valentine’s Day meal!
We got an amazing table next to a window and had a great view of the bay. The drinks were delicious and so was the food. Wait staff was very friendly and fast.
Generally ok, but not as good as it was 1-2 years ago. The service was definitely off and the food; it was borderline cool and bland (unlike two years ago). Ok is really the best description I have for the experience... probably won’t go back given the availability of more reliable options.
Another great dinner in Sausalito with extremely disappointing service!! We rarely saw the waiter and half the time he couldn’t remember what he wrote down. 🤔
The only other downside to this adventure was the incredible level of noise!!! Couldn’t hear the people across the table from me! UGG!!
Most of our meals were delicious however the scallops with risotto special should have been called the risotto with scallop special. Although tasty, very skimpy on the scallops.
Very disappointed in experience. Took a long time to receive cocktails before, during and after dinner - and it was not very busy in either bar or restaurant. It was not clear that the "house Manhattan" was pre-made and not customizable - what was received was very heavy on the bitters and had to be sent back.... We were informed that all seafood was exceptional (by server) but sole with dungeness crab we ordered was very disappointing. Hard to tell what exactly was it was that was considered "dungeness crab", especially with the addition of red bell peppers to disguise whatever it was. Generally bland dish. Other than the beautiful view of SF, not much to recommend about restaurant. Would definitely not go back for a meal.
Food wasn’t worth the cost. Service was good
Barrel House Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 601 OpenTable diners.
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